Data Files are used for PC Players on Morrowind, Oblivion or Skyrim. It is used for opening mods with Morrowind, Oblivion or Skyrim with he mods or creations with the Creation Kit. Some Skyrim PC Players are not able to open data file, there are ways that PC Players might can or not to unlock the "Data File".
Unlocking the Data FileEdit
It is not necessary for Wrye Bash user to use this way, because they can launch Skyrim and manage mods via Wrye Bash.
It is by going to Skyrimprefs.ini file on the text editor such as "Notepad", it must have Launcher.
Some locations of SkyrimPrefs.ini are, for example:
- Windows XP default settings:
C:\Documents and Settings\player's username\My Games\Skyrim\ C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data\
- Windows 7 64bits default settings:
C:\Users\player's username\Documents\My Games\Skyrim\ C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data
Notice : If "Folder Option"'s preferences do not disable "Hide extensions for known file types", .ini file extension is not shown.
bEnableFileSelection=1, to SkyrimPrefs.ini, and copy-and-paste and save. There are 2 above directories needed on the SkyrimPrefs.ini of the Document directory or the directory installed Skyrim game.
If this is not working try this; Or for some players go to "Document" directory or the directory installed Skyrim game, right click the their directories, go to "Properties", go to [General] tab, "Attributes", thick the "read only" (Only applies to files in directories).
If it's not working, there are no ways left. Remember to try 2 ways.
Location of "Data Files" Edit
"Data Files" is the mod directory of esm/esp/bsa, textures, meshes, Flash or STRINGS files, such as Skyrim.esm, Dawnguard.esm (Official Plug-ins), textures and meshes, etc. This directory location is, for example in Windows 7 64bits default settings:
C:\Program Files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\Data
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda Softworks\Oblivion\Data
C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda Softworks\Morrowind\Data Files